LONDON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- cazenove+loyd have teamed up with camera and optics specialist Leica to launch a 'Travel Photographer of the Year' competition for 2011.
Each month from January to December 2011, budding photographers will be invited to submit up to five photographs taken in one of cazenove+loyd's three areas of expertise: Africa+Indian Ocean, South+South East Asia and Central+South America.
The 12 winning entries, one from each month, will be shown at an exhibition in Central London in early 2012. The cazenove+loyd Leica Travel Photographer of the Year will be announced at the opening of the exhibition and presented with a Leica X1 digital camera and accessories worth GBP1,400.
Christopher Wilmot-Sitwell, director of cazenove+loyd, said: "We are looking for an inspirational photographer, who captures the beauty and essence of a country's culture, people, land or wildlife.
"Many of our clients are amateur photographers and we are encouraging them and other keen photographers to send in images that reflect individual experiences and a passion for travel.
"In support of this, cazenove+loyd are inviting every client who books a holiday in 2011, to attend a workshop at the specialist Leica Akademie in London's Mayfair."
The judges of the competition are Leica UK managing director David Bell, photographer Will Cheung and award-winning journalist Jonathan Margolis. Between them they'll select a monthly winner who, in addition to winning a Leica prize, will go forward to the final which will be voted online by the public. The competition is open to anyone over 18, including journalists and professional photographers.
Entries for March 2011's monthly prize can be uploaded now on cazenove+loyd's re-designed website: http://leica.cazloyd.com where you'll also be able to see the winning images for January and February.
cazenove+loyd is an award winning travel company which focuses on luxury tailor made holidays in three challenging and exciting parts of the world: Africa+Indian Ocean, Central+South America and South+South East Asia. Each itinerary is individually designed by a destination expert who knows their region from personal experience. Each team of destination experts is 100% focused on one part of the world. They use their expertise, creative thinking and specialist guides on the ground to develop an original itinerary every time to match each client's expectations, time and budget.
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